theNewsWorthy: Monday, September 17th, 2018


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Florence Update: Hurricane Florence is now considered Tropical Depression Florence, so the winds have calmed down, but it's still taking a toll. Major river flooding and flash flooding is happening in both North and South Carolina, and it. is. still. raining. At least 18 people have died and hundreds of thousands don't have power. Concerns about flooding could last weeks.
Read more: CBS NewsCNNAPAccuWeather

Typhoon in SE Asia: A different deadly storm hit Southeast Asia over the weekend. The typhoon hit the Philippines, then Hong Kong and then mainland China. Millions evacuated and search and rescue efforts are still underway.
Read more: BBCNYT

SCOTUS Nominee Accused: There's a serious accusation against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. A woman now says he and his friend sexually assaulted her when they were teens in the 80s. Kavanaugh says not true. Lawmakers are now debating if his confirmation vote (set for Thursday) should be delayed and the accusation investigated. Stay tuned...
Read more: The Washington PostUSA TodayFOX News

Big Deal Plea Deal: The Russia investigation just took a turn. The former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, took a plea deal and agreed to cooperate with investigators. The big question now: what will he tell them? President Trump's lawyer says Manafort won't talk about Trump because there was no collusion with Russia, but others aren't so sure. To be continued...
Read more: APNBC News

Text Test Thursday: Get ready to get a text message from the president -- sort of. FEMA is testing out its "Presidential Alert" system for the first time. It allows the president to quickly tell the American people something in a national emergency or disaster. The test is scheduled for this Thursday.
Read more: Digital TrendsTechCrunch

Space Tourist: Space-X says it'll reveal the identity today of the private passenger it plans to take around the moon to become the first 'space tourist.' When will this space flight happen? TBD.
Read more: Tech

Longest U.S. Flight: It's not all the way to the moon, but Hawaiian Airlines says it'll launch the longest flight within the U.S. The nonstop trip is from Boston to Honolulu and will take more than 11 hours. The flight will be available in April 2019.
Read more: CNNUSA Today

New iOS12: Today is the day you can update your phone with Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS12. It's a free upgrade and should work on most iPhones. Don't forget to back-up your data before hitting 'download' -- just in case.
Read more: CNET

Emmy Awards: Get ready for the Emmy Awards happening tonight! HBO's Game of Thrones has the most nominations with 22. Netflix has 112 nods total (and beat HBO for the first time). Sandra Oh made history as the first Asian woman to be nominated for lead actress in a drama series. SNL's Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting. It's on NBC at 5 p.m. PT. 
Read more: The AtlanticVarietyLA TimesMashable

Weekend Box Office: The box office winner over the weekend in North America was...  The Predator.  
Read more: Rotten TomatoesVariety




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